Sword (uchigatana) and scabbard

Production date
Aug 1564
Uchigatana-type sword, made by Sukesada of Osafune, Bizen Province, in August 1564. The hamon (temper line) is of narrow width and straight line formed of small waves and some large waves.
Described in 1969 as:"habaki and seppa of copper [sic = gilt]; tsuba of iron; fuchi and kashira of iron with inlaid brass; mekugi of brass. The hilt is decorated with a pearly white granular substance [sic = 'same" or ray skin wrapping under the tsuka-ito or braid] and gold tape [sic= tsuak-ito]. Wooden scabbard with dark lacquer design; kojiri of iron with inlaid brass."
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Total Length: 905mm (35 5/8")
Length: 70.1cm (27 5/8")
Width: 3.1cm (1 1/4")
Width: 1.9cm (3/4")
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Marks/Inscriptions: Sukesada of Osafune, Bizen Province. The Eighth Month in the Seventh Year of Eiroku.; Type of mark: Inscription, Signature, Date, Place; Method: Stamped; Notes: Mei is on both sides of nagako


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